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The focus of California Lawyers Association (CLA) is to maintain its status as the preeminent bar association for lawyers practicing in the State of California. By joining a Section you have access to vital resources such as educational programs, substantive law journals, and practical skill resources, such as invaluable networking opportunities.
In addition, CLA’s Sections can figure heavily when initiating or advocating legislation and regulations. Most of the Sections participate in major public education efforts and community service activities, such as consumer radio shows and booklets that explain legal rights.
Your minimal annual membership helps to fund all these essential programs and services.
With more than 65,000 members, the Sections provide unmatched value, service and benefits.
Join the Sections and remember: Your future success and court performance are in the balance. So enroll now. Share your thoughts, insights and valuable experiences with your peers. Invest as little or as much time as you can. Either way, you’ll receive far more in return.
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The CLA Sections
Antitrust, UCL and Privacy
Further your knowledge in federal and state antitrust and unfair competition law, litigation and antitrust counseling, and privacy law. The Section considers both private and government enforcement actions.
Become active in one of the Section's 15 substantive committees, focusing on corporate law, banking, health law, franchise law, insolvency, nonprofits, cyberlaw, the UCC and more. Have a voice in the development of policy and legislation affecting the California business community.
Your source for substantive and procedural law, prisoner confinement, offender rehabilitation and other matters relating to the prosecution and defense of persons accused of crimes on both the federal and state level.
Keep abreast of regulatory developments and case law concerning air quality, CEQA, coastal and forest resources, endangered species, energy, global warming, hazardous waste and materials, land use, NEPA, prop 65, solid waste, water quality, wetlands and more.
Get timely information and participate in an active and a robust legislative program focusing on marriage, dissolution, custody and support, community property, adoptions and matters affecting the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of members of the family.
Intellectual Property Law
Join active Interest Groups and stay abreast of developments in trademarks; trade secrets; copyrights; patents; licensing; technology, internet & privacy; entertainment and sports; international IP, and other intellectual property issues.
Find the resources you need for your international and trans-border legal matters including corporate and business transactions, litigation and arbitration, tax, regulatory and trade matters, bankruptcy, intellectual property, family law and immigration, amongst others.
Labor and Employment Law
Your forum for all aspects of labor and employment law, including sexual harassment, disability discrimination, wrongful termination, discrimination, leaves of absence, DFEH/EEOC, hiring foreign nationals, wage issues, mental disabilities and illness, union issues, legislation and case law and more.
Law Practice Management and Technology
Keep on top of the skills and tools you need to run your practice effectively, including ethical concerns, computer and technological advancements, effective management techniques, and other sources for the effective and ethical delivery of legal services and the successful operation of a law office.
Calling all litigators! This Section promotes excellence in all areas affecting dispute resolution, pre-trial discovery, the expeditious trial of lawsuits, effective judicial administration, uniform rules of court and the protection and preservation of the independence of a judiciary of high quality.
If your work involves public agencies, this Section provides educational resources and a forum for your particular issues, including governmental agencies, departments or boards, administrative issues, land use/environment, government contracts, legislation and political, public interest and information, government tort liability and community development.
Real Property Law
Hone your expertise in all matters concerning real property, including development (common interest, public, private, commercial and industrial), finance, litigation, sales and brokerage, landlord-tenant, inverse condemnation and eminent domain, construction, natural resources and zoning and land use.
Solo and Small Firm
Your particular concerns as a solo or an attorney in a small firm are the focus of this enterprising Section, which provides a wide range of educational programs, and excellent publication and networking opportunities.
Your source for timely, specialized resources in the areas of bankruptcy/insolvency, corporate tax, employee benefits, estate and gift tax, income tax, international tax, pass-through entities and real estate, state and local tax, tax exempt organizations and tax procedure and litigation.
Trusts and Estates
Keep informed on developments in all related areas, including probate, estate planning, administration, accounting, distribution of estates, guardianships and conservatorships, and drafting of wills and trusts. You will also receive California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, one of the premier scholarly publications in the area.
Workers' Compensation Law
Your source for information in this rapidly changing field, including legislative and case law, mediation and arbitration, AMA guidelines, medical evidence, and cases of all kinds: cumulative injuries, psychiatric injuries, pain control and drug addiction, and more.